Category Archives: London Assembly

Twycross is appointed as London’s Deputy Mayor for Fire

Fiona Twycross is to be London’s first Deputy Mayor for Fire and Resilience when responsibility for the London Fire Brigade passes to City Hall next month. Croydon resident Twycross has been the Labour’s lead Assembly Member on the London Fire … Continue reading

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O’Connell puts himself up for questions from Purley Guild

Steve O’Connell is the guest speaker tomorrow at the Purley and District Townswomen’s Guild. O’Connell is expected to speak about his work as the London Assembly Member for Croydon and Sutton. So don’t expect the talk to last very long. … Continue reading

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Former Met officer accuses PM of having ‘blood on her hands’

This is a television news interview you’re unlikely to see re-run in full on any major news channel any time soon. After four young men were killed on New Year’s Eve in our city, Sky News conducted this interview with … Continue reading

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Mayor’s recycling targets go up in smoke at Beddington

London will edge ever closer to burning 50 per cent of its waste when the Beddington Lane incinerator, operated by Viridor, fires up in anger next year. That’s according to figures from London Assembly Member Caroline Russell, whose question to … Continue reading

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‘Residents expect to be safe travelling on public transport’

Politicians at Croydon Town Hall and in City Hall this afternoon called for all of the recommendations in the RAIB report to be implemented as soon as possible. The Rail Accident Investigations Branch report published today followed an investigation into … Continue reading

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Landlord licensing scheme made one prosecution in a year

BARRATT HOLMES on some surprising statistics regarding the borough’s private landlords The Labour-run council’s controversial landlord licensing scheme, which has collected an estimated £6million from the borough’s private landlords, has made just a single prosecution in the past 12 months. … Continue reading

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Croydon among worst areas in the country for homelessness

There will be more people sleeping rough on the streets of Croydon tonight than in the city of Birmingham. Those are part of the shocking statistics revealed by Shelter, the homelessness charity, who have used official government data and Freedom … Continue reading

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